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How many times do u wrap ur lights around the tree because i did mine 2 times. When i seq it from channel 1-10 it looks good but when u try and mix it up then it looks like somethings missing should i change it to 1.5 times around the tree?

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Im making an 8 foot octagon shape planned on using 10 channels due to the octogan having 8 sides no matter what i do my marks just wont line up. I took my measurement divided it by 10 which works fine but the problem comes in when i wrap. With only 8 points around the tree to tie off i can never hit the 10th mark cause i only have the 8 polls. Driving me crazy think i may just make it 1 color 8 channels 8 foot tall. Using 100 count c6 wrap around to the top and back down so its basically having 2 strands per channel alot more cost affective then buying (2) 50 count strands.

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Im making an 8 foot octagon shape planned on using 10 channels due to the octogan having 8 sides no matter what i do my marks just wont line up. I took my measurement divided it by 10 which works fine but the problem comes in when i wrap. With only 8 points around the tree to tie off i can never hit the 10th mark cause i only have the 8 polls. Driving me crazy think i may just make it 1 color 8 channels 8 foot tall. Using 100 count c6 wrap around to the top and back down so its basically having 2 strands per channel alot more cost affective then buying (2) 50 count strands.

I'm extending mine to 10' octagonal (video on youtube) and using 8 channels.  It's gonna look great... just as soon as I build it.

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I did 1.5 turns the last two years and this time did 2 turns. I must say I think 1.5 turns looks better.

First two years I had a 7ft octagonal tree with 8 channels per 4 colors, an 100 strand 5mm from MITS folded in thirds does 1.5 wraps.

This year I increased it to 9 ft., the same 100 strand 5mm from MITS folded in half goes full 2 wraps.

Next year going back to 1.5 turns will have some lights left over and will send back up the turn as far as they will go.

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Here is a video of my spiral tree. I made the frame out of 3/16" round rod welded up into the frame you see in the video. There are 800(8-100 ct ) light strings around the tree. I am using a 4 channel Rope light controller for it. I cut the end off the controller and separated the channels out. It gave me both sequence and speed control in one box. ($50) for controller.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=327550837352532&set=a.289080527866230.66002.114541565320128&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=289084431199173&set=a.289080527866230.66002.114541565320128&type=3&theater

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=333956276711988&set=vb.114541565320128&type=3

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